In 2008 we joined just 2% of print companies who could boast achieving the Investors in People accreditation. Since then we have successfully been re-assessed and re approved in 2010, 2013 and, most recently, in February 2016.
Investors in People
To us it’s not about the badge, it’s about what this says about our business and how we involve, develop and engage with each individual, and get the best from our team to keep us ahead of the game and delivering outstanding service, quality and value to our clients.
In 2016 we introduced our Pensord People Strategy designed to improve still further the way in which we identify talent, uncover and realise opportunities for improvement, improve our expectation setting and, in doing so, create a happy working environment.
Print is a tough sector and to thrive, let alone survive, in business you need to think outside of the box and get closer to your clients market place so you understand what’s important and what’s relevant. We also believe it’s important to understand the dynamics in your own industry and therefore you need to work smartly to stay up to date and well informed.
Our long standing strategic partnership with the PPA’s Independent Publishers Network provides us with a unique opportunity to engage with today’s modern independent publishers and to understand their needs and strategies. This helps us to stay relevant and to customise our services to better serve our clients today, tomorrow and well into the future.
We also have a fairly unique position with the British Printing Industry Federation (BPIF). Our Platinum Membership provides us with the support we need to help us deal with all of the modern challenges of business and our MD, Darren Coxon, participates as a non-executive director on the BPIF Board and so has a wonderful insight into the trends facing our industry.